Courtney’s playing refreshingly cool new jazzy vibes for you to work, rest and play to! Jam-packed full of new releases and plenty of fun, including many of the artists introducing their own tracks! This wk smooth latin jazz, classic bop, New Orleans jazz poetry, samba-salsa beats, Pharaoh Sanders spiritual vocal tribute, jazz lounge, esoteric sonic experiments, guitar fusion… we’re feeling soulful this wk folks celebrating Elders past & present… immerse in our remembrance.
1 Juan Carlos Quintero – Table For Five
Table For Five MOONDO MUSIC Tr5
Smooth Cumbia folk rhythms from Colombia from latin maestro Juan Carlos & friends.
2 Kenny Shanker – Hunter
Vortex WISE CAT Tr4
Kenny Shanker sx DaisukeAbe gtr MikeEckroth pno Yoshi Waki bs Brian Fishler dr
Bop lovers listen up!! Vibrant Charlie Parker infused bop magic from Kenny Shanker!
3 Tank & the Bangas (+ Alex Isley & Masego) – Black Folk
Red Balloon VERVE Tr9
Tarriona Ball, Masego. Alex Isley, Joshua Johnson, Albert Allenback, Norman Spence vcls Itai Shapira bs Norman Spence Keys Joshua Johnson dr Albert Allenback Fl, keys Georgia Muldrow dr
New Orleans deep poetry to sweeten and enlighten your day from Tank & crew
4 DO’A – Flor de Lis
Higher Grounds OUTSIDE IN Tr1
DO’A vc, Harold Lopez-Nussa pno, vc Mayquel Gonzalez tpt Julio Cesar Gonzalez bs Ruy Adrian Lopez-Nussa perc
Djavan’s gorgeous samba Lily Flower taken for a salsa whirl by DO’A!
5 Mark de Clive-Lowe & Friends – Love is Everywhere (feat Dwight Trible)
Freedom – Celebrating the Music of Pharoah Sanders SOUL BANK Tr9
Mark de Clive-Lowe keys Dwight Trible vc Teodross Avery sx Corbin Jones bs/sza Tommaso Cappellato dr Carlos Nino perc
Spiritual jazz vocalist Dwight joins Mark on this moving tribute to the late great High Priest Pharaoh Sanders
6 Matt Bianco – Joy Ride
The Essential Matt Bianco MATT ENT/Membran Tr4
Mark Reilly vc Dave O’Higgins sx Martin Shaw tpt Sebastiaan De Krom dr Geoff Gascoyne bs Graham Harvey keys Elizabeth Troy vc Judith O’Higgins/Magnus Lindgren sx fl cl
Retro-happiness all round with the return of jazz-poppers Matt Bianco on their 40th birthday feat delicious keys from Graham Harvey!
7 Bobby Watson – Mind Wine
Back Home in Kansas City SMOKE Tr6
Bobby Watson sx, Curtis Lundy bs Victor Jones dr Cyrus Chestnut pno Jeremy Pelt tpt
“John Hicks was a mighty huge influence on me, Curtis and Victor. When he passed away, that was one of the saddest moments in our lives. He was extremely near and dear to us.” (Bobby W)
8 Jhelisa – Oxygen
Oxygen DORADO – Tr1
Marcus Reece Jr pno Greg Osby sx Landon Anderson dr Donna Hawkins bs Oteil Burbridge bs Rafael Pierra perc
Raw, dark, spiritually resonant & nostalgic soundscapes from music maverick Jhelisa collective.
9 Christian McBride – Brouhaha
Q Sessions MACK AVENUE Tr3
Christian McBride bs Mike Stern gtr Marcus Strickland tnr Eric Harland dr
Christian’s bass on a funky electric tip feat some superb fusion guitar soloing from Mike Stern